Archive for June, 2012

Reckitt Benckiser grows sales

Reckitt Benckiser, the consumer goods firm that makes Gaviscon and Cillit Bang has seen a better than expected sales rise after changing its strategy.The firm boosted sales by 4% in the first three months of this year- ahead of analysts’ forecasts of 3.8%. It said key factors were a new focus on emerging markets and […]

June 28, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Development, Business Exports, Business Growth, Business Sales, Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Global Businesses, Growing Businesses, Growing Sales, Uncategorized  No Comments

eBay sees quarterly profits rise

Online auction site eBay has reported an increase in first quarter sales and profit.EBay said first quarter profit was £453 million ($725 million) , up from £386 million a year earlier. Revenue was £2.06 billion, up 29% on 12 months ago. Results were again boosted by strong performance from its online payments unit Paypal, which […]

June 21, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Sales, Business Win, Digital Business, Ecommerce Business, Global Business, Growing Business, Growing Sales, Online Marketing, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Websites  No Comments

Land Rover creates 1,000 jobs at Halewood

Jaguar Land Rover has announced it is creating 1,000 new jobs at its Halewood factory on Merseyside.The carmaker said it needed more workers in order to meet strong demand for its Range Rover Evoque and its Freelander 2. “We are moving Halewood to three shifts and 24-hour operation to meet increased global demand,” said JLR’s […]

June 14, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Exports, Business Jobs, Business Sales, Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Global Businesses, Growing Business, Growing Jobs, Growing Sales, Uncategorized  No Comments

Volkswagen expects sales to hit another record in 2012

Volkswagen (VW) has said that it expects 2012 to be another record year- with vehicle sales surpassing last year’s total of 8.3 million.VW also said 2012 profits could match last year’s, when net profit hit £13.4 billion (15.8 billion euros) ), double the surplus it made in 2010. VW aims to become the world’s biggest […]

June 7, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Exports, Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Win, Global Businesses, Growing Businesses, Growing Sales, Uncategorized  No Comments

Morrisons targets ‘professional shoppers’ to help build profits

Morrisons says the targetting of what it calls “professional shoppers” has helped it to build full year profits.The UK’s fourth largest supermarket chain reported a profit of £947 million in 2011, up 8.4% on the previous year. Morrisons said it had noticed the rise of “professional shoppers”, who look hard for bargains and share information […]

June 1, 2012  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Win, Growing Business, Growing Jobs, Growing Profits, Growing Sales, Uncategorized  No Comments